Beatriz Gerenstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been living and working in Miami, United States.
Beatriz Gerenstein approached painting a long time ago. She trained with international artists in different parts of the world. However, once she found three-dimensional creation, she moved to another artistic dimension. The sculpture completely absorbed her.
In such a world we live in, full of wars and selfishness, physical and symbolic violence, political cynicism and constant threats to the environment and to the human species, Beatriz Gerenstein has chosen to speak of the human condition, about love, friendship, anguish, pleasure, joy, pain, and spirituality.
Gerenstein enjoys the contact with the people in the exhibitions, the comments of the visitors, and the emotion that his sculptures provoke in the viewer when they see and understand her aesthetic message.
Her sculptures’ strength, beauty, and social content have opened many doors to participate in significant art events around the world. Gerenstein’s work has been extensively exhibited in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Taiwan.
Gerenstein was commissioned to install a permanent monumental sculpture in a public park in Pudong, Shanghai, China. “Harmony” is 23 feet (7 meters) high, 5 tons in weight, made of bronze. This sculpture describes a large tree whose branches are transformed into human figures dancing together in celebration of life, without any distinction of race, religion, or social status.
Gerenstein participated in the IX Florence Biennial, the 12th Havana Biennial, the 15th and 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, and multiple exhibitions in several cities in the USA, Europe, and Mexico.
Beatriz Gerenstein was honoured with a very successful solo exhibition at the Museo de la Quadreria, Bologna, Italy, in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in northern Italy. Hundreds of visitors admired the contemporary sculptures by Gerenstein that presented a harmonious but relevant contrast to the classical paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries that adorn the museum walls.